07 October 2011

Book 'Em, Danno

For those of us of a certain age, the notion of physical books is important. I recommend any and all of Nick Carr's books, which deal, in significant manner, with ... books.

After finally figuring out where the house is, UPS dropped off my copy of "Visualizing Data" by Cleveland a day late (the widely regarded as incompetent Post Office and FedEx and the Pizza Guys all manage to find it). It's published by Bell Labs/AT&T (back when it still sort of was, 1993) and Hobart Press which is kind of down the street from Bell Labs. Their only listed books are Cleveland's.

What makes me giddy is what's printed as the end of the Colophon (few books even have such any longer). This is it:
Edwards Brothers, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., printed the book. The paper is 70 pound Sterling Satin, the pages are Smythe sewn, and the book is covered with Arrestox linen.

This is a real book. See you in a bit. Time to do some reading.

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